Zimbabwe seeks to eradicate Malaria

by | Apr 27, 2021 | COVID 19, Local News | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

Zimbabwe is seeking to continue building on the gains of its Malaria which has seen the country reducing cases by 79 percent between 2004 and 2020.

As the world celebrated World Malaria Day yesterday (April 26), the Ministry of Health and Child Care said they are seeking to achieve zero new Malaria cases.

The day was running under the theme; “Reaching the zero malaria target.”

Vice President and Health Minister, (Rtd) General Constantino Chiwenga urged people to continue taking precautionary measures.

“As the Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care, I recommend the use of appropriate malaria prevention interventions-sleeping under the net, allowing houses to be sprayed and going for testing and treatment of malaria within 24 hours of symptoms,” VP Chiwenga said.

Zimbabwe`s zero target is achievable as the global figures have been dropping.
Between 2000 and 2014, the number of malaria-related deaths fell by 40 percent worldwide.

The goal dovetails with President Mnangagwa `s Vision 2030, in which he envisions an upper middle-income economy to have materialized.

One of the key tenets of an upper middle-income economy includes good health systems that can adequately respond to diseases like Malaria.